NEWS

This Week

Monday Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis begins a three-day visit to Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia. To Wednesday. Education Minister Evripidis Stylianidis to meet with the president and the board of the Federation of Technical College Professors (OSEP-TEI). Athens Mayor Nikitas Kaklamanis holds a press conference at noon to present the program of the city’s Carnival festivities. Tuesday The ELISA association against child abuse holds a press conference to present its goals, at 12.30 p.m. at the Vassilis and Marina Theocharakis Foundation. Tel. 210.323.1704. Members of the Public Power Corporation workers’ union (GENOP-DEH) stage a three-hour work stoppage from the beginning of their shift to 10 a.m. opposing the company’s proposed cooperation with German company RWE. Protesters will demonstrate outside the company’s headquarters at 7 a.m. Wednesday Education Minister Evripidis Stylianidis begins a four-day visit to central and eastern Macedonia and Thrace. To Saturday. Athens Mayor Nikitas Kaklamanis holds an event to review 2007 and present the goals for the city in 2008. At 6.30 p.m. at the Athens Concert Hall. The consular section of the US Embassy in Athens will be closed today for internal administrative reasons. The Institute of International Relations (IDIS) of Panteion University is hosting a conference on «Mass Media in the Middle East: Covering the War and the Peace Process,» at 6.30 p.m at its premises in Plaka. Tel. 210.331.2325-7 or log on to www.idis.gr. Taxi drivers due to stage a 24-hour strike demanding an increase in cab fares. Thursday Municipal workers stage a 24-hour strike over pension reforms. Technical College (TEI) presidents to meet in Serres. Education Minister Evripidis Stylianidis will attend. The Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) is hosting a conference on «Decision-Making in the 21st Century: Philosophy at the Root of Decision-Making Trees,» at 7 p.m. in the National Bank of Greece’s Theodoros Karatzas Amphitheater. Tel. 210.725.7124 or log on to www.eliamep.gr. Friday The European Network for Information and Communication (EURONEM) hosts a conference on «Women and Family Violence,» at the offices of the European Representation in Athens, 2 Vas. Sofias. Tel. 210.672.4562 or log on to www.euronem.org.gr. Saturday University rectors’ summit begins in Komotini prefecture in the presence of Education Minister Evripidis Stylianidis.